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Wheel spacer are bad?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ERdept, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Jul 30, 2008 at 3:19 AM
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    ERdept

    ERdept [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got my stock tires replaced with Bridgestone Revo's on my Prerunner. I just went tall with the 75 series.

    This was done at Firestone tire. They said they didn't reccommend wheel spacers as they felt that they would be detrimental to the car handling and suspension.

    I then went to America's Tire and Just Tires and they said they could put them on, but also didn't recommend them.

    Is there something that may be bad about spacers?
     
  2. Jul 30, 2008 at 4:44 AM
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    Taken from a Jeep forum I frequent, but the info is still true.

     
  3. Jul 30, 2008 at 5:02 AM
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    Who makes those blue ones, and how much>


    cliff
     
  4. Jul 30, 2008 at 5:04 AM
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    nice... now it is on the mod list...:drevil:
     
  6. Jul 30, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    Sweet, that will probably be my next purchase. So they come in two's not four's huh.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    yeh i have a set on my truck they are pretty nice but kinda suckes after u just clean the truck you get stuff everywhere
     
  8. Jul 30, 2008 at 3:57 PM
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  9. Jul 31, 2008 at 8:40 PM
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    So the info that I get, even if they are high quality spacers is that it's definitely a bad thing in the sense that it brings the tire and wheel away from the bearing centerline, as it was designed to be, and thus wears those suspension pieces more readily.

    Looks and ego be damned, this has got to be a no go for me. Every tire and wheel place that I have gone to says they can do it, but reccommend against it.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2008 at 12:01 AM
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    So, the only other way to get the tires to be flush or stick out from the wheel wells is to play with new wheels and backspacing correct?
     
  11. Aug 1, 2008 at 12:19 AM
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    or long travel kits, pushes your tires out ALOT (tc kit pushes front out atleast 4inches on 05s+)
     
  12. Aug 6, 2008 at 10:47 PM
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    I got mine from http://www.ichibausa.com/tacomatundra.html . They are hub centric and made specifically for the Tacos/Tundras. The link is the manufacture's; I got mine for about $100 from a racing shop. I forgot which one I used but Google it and you should find them for less than $145.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2008 at 7:17 AM
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    Hey, thank you. These only bring it out about and inch. I'm more comfortable with that instead of the 2 and 3 inchel spacers that I see.

    I'm doin' it.
     
  14. Aug 15, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    I recently installed SpiderTrax 1.25" wheel spacers front and rear and can highly recommend them.

    I previously had Datin wheel spacers that I bought from E-bay. These weren't hub centric as I learned from reading posts here and I started experiencing a slight vibration at 70 mph after I had tham on the truck for a few weeks.

    With the new ones, they are an exact fit. No slop. Hub centric vs. lug centric.
     
  15. Aug 16, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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    Yeah, at 1 - 1.25" it really isnt gonna cause any damage. Im gonna go ahead and pick me up a hubcentric set. Hmmm i wonder if i will keep on my current Hubcentric rings i have or will it just eliminate them. Any ideas?
     
  16. Aug 16, 2008 at 10:28 AM
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    If the bore on your rim isn't hubcentric or a different diameter than stock, then you'll need to leave the hubcentric rings on between the rim and the wheel spacer. The SpiderTrax wheel spacer is an exact OEM fit to the stock rim and stock hub. Hope this helps.
     
  17. Aug 16, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    The only thing wrong I can see with these, is they are metal. So when your brakes and wheels heat up...so will these. And as those cool...so will these. You may get some abnormal tire wear....just keep an eye on that.
    Of course...that's just my opinion.
     
  18. Aug 16, 2008 at 11:22 PM
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    Is the Ichiba Spacer a good brand that is hub centric as well? Doesn't say on the site.....

    http://www.ichibausa.com/25alwhsp8.html

    If I install the spacers, how much do I torque them down to for the spacer torque and the wheel torque?
     
  19. Aug 17, 2008 at 8:01 AM
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    yes it does...in the description it lists them as hubcentric...

    however...they seem a tad expensive compared to the marlin crawler and spidertrax spacers that were previously linked...
     
  20. Aug 17, 2008 at 8:16 AM
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